Pitching leads Niles to sweep of Cassopolis
Published 2:17 pm Sunday, May 17, 2015
A pair of solid pitching performances led host Niles to a sweep of Cassopolis in non-conference baseball doubleheader Saturday.
Austin Lintz tossed a one-hitter with nine strikeouts in the Vikings’ 4-0 opening game victory.
Jacob Hamm scattered seven hits and struck out nine as Niles defeated the Rangers 3-1 in the second game.
Bryce Lake had a pair of hits for Niles in the first game.
Lance Shettron was the hard-luck loser as he allowed just four hits.
In the second game, Lake had two more hits for the Vikings.
Dan Duebner finished with two hits for the Rangers.
Justin Smith took the loss for Cassopolis.
NILES 4-3, CASSOPOLIS 0-1
Cassopolis 000 000 0 – 0 1 2
Niles 210 001 x – 4 4 0
Lance Shettron (L), Randy Kirk (4); Austin Lintz (W)
Cassopolis 000 100 0 – 1 7 4
Niles 001 011 x – 3 6 0
Justin Smith (L); Jacob Hamm (W)
2B: Cody Thornton (N)
Varsity records: Niles 19-9